The pandemic made it that much more evident the importance of personal sanctuaries for kids. Teen bedrooms in particular need to provide space for sleeping, studying and hanging out that reflected their individuality. It was great fun to working with this fifteen year old girl who knew what she liked when she saw it, but struggled to articulate her vision. We started with the concept of an accent wall and explored her favorite colors and reactions to various prints. Once we settled on this gorgeous blue wallpaper design from Friztin, an artist at Spoonflower, we were off. The blue wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for this clean and modern desk and bookshelf system from RH Modern. Choosing the open style bookcase was key to keeping the entryway into the bedroom feeling spacious and allowing the critical light from the window to flow through.
We chose to keep the rest of the walls in this small bedroom white, but we wanted to connect the blues throughout the space. Our client is a great artist and loves to have pictures all around her of her friends and family, so we decided to create custom pin boards with a great denim-like design from Holli Zollinger at Spoonflower and metal frames that reflected the style of hardware already on the desk and bookshelf.
In another space saving move, we removed the traditional closet door that opened into the room and converted a full-length mirror mounted to an old door that the client already had into a barn-style door.
The bed is one of her dreams. The task was to find a daybed style bed, but one in a queen size as she is rather tall. We waiting seven months for this gray velvet bed which kept getting delayed but once it arrived, we knew it was worth the wait. Imagine her and her girlfriends all piled in here listening to music and talking. We did custom linens from Spoonflower with designs from more talented artists available on their website.
All images © Sloan Polish Design.